So in the 16th century the Ottoman royal family kept fighting over the throne, so they made this decree that a ruler could legally kill off his brothers after taking the throne in order to stop them from trying to overtake him.
SO WHAT THEY DID WAS EXECUTE THEM BY STRANGLING THEM WITH A SILK BOW STRING
TO AVOID SHEDDING ROYAL BLOOD
C’mon guys reblog my gog-darned post it has historical relevance.
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